Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Website: www.odu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
19,540
Undergraduate
Students
(55.2%) 10,795 Women
(44.8%) 8,745 Men
4,835
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 11,159 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.29
SAT Math
534 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
557 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,108
Out-of-state: $47,008
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,184
Out-of-state: $30,084
Room and Board
$12,338
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Freshman Award
$12,247
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,092
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
840
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Norfolk Population
245,782 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Virginia Beach
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Big Blue
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
31.0% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.3% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students
1.5% from 88 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
28%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5115 Hampton Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone
(757) 683-3685
Fax
(757) 683-5357
E-mail
admissions@odu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 11,159 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 6,080 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 5,079 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,085 (53%) of 9,566 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,863 (54%) of 5,266 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,222 (52%) of 4,300 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
84% of 4127 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,042
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
9

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.29
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
534 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
557 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 31%
Top half: 69%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,108
Out-of-state: $47,008
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,184
Out-of-state: $30,084
Room and Board
$12,338
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$3,286
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
PHinton@odu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003728
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,660 (91.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,191 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,107 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
400 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$12,247
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,810 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,999
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,746 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,103
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 780 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
266 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,351

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
12,100 (80.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,404 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,985 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,484 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$11,059
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,986 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,369
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,220 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,756
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,050 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
912 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,170

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,092
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
2,853
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
180
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
26
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
195
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, international studies, dental hygiene, communications/humanities, English, English/applied linguistics, history, interdisciplinary studies/humanities, computer science, women's studies/humanities, philosophy/humanities, health science/public health, environmental health/public health
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
840
Part-Time Faculty
660
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
46%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,825,218
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2028
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Community Health
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Hydraulics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Psychology
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Location and Setting


Norfolk Population
245,782 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Virginia Beach
Campus Size
251 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Norfolk
Nearest Train Station
21 mile(s) from campus in Newport News

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
lighted pathways, video cameras, on-campus EMTs, emergency notification system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Big Blue
School Colors
Slate blue and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Crew x x    
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Sailing x  
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew    
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Sailing x  
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball
Men's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, asian pacific american student union, student government association, student veterans association, colleges against cancer, student activities council
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
19,540
Women
10,795 (55.2%)
Men
8,745 (44.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
15,036
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
31.0% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.3% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students.
1.5% from 88 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
4,835

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
48.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
28%
Average Starting Salary
28%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Medicine 3%
Education 8%
Other 3%

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